July 08, 2010

Special Advisor for International Children's Issues

Information from the Department of State

Secretary Clinton Designates Special Advisor for International Children’s Issues

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador Susan S. Jacobs as Special Advisor to the Office of Children’s Issues. A long-time advocate for children, Secretary Clinton has created this new foreign policy position to address intercountry adoption and international parental child abduction. In her work on these important issues, Special Advisor Jacobs will actively engage with foreign government officials to protect the welfare and interests of children. To learn more, visit the U.S. Department of State website by clicking on the link below.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2010/07/143892.htm

To my personal understanding this position has "Ambassadorial Powers." This person will work with many different countries. As a parent in process my hope is to be able to have Ambassador Jacobs working on the Guatemalan situation soon.

Hoping for progress!

Posted by Ann at 02:13 PM